Wines of Italy

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Last updated: November 29, 2018
First submittedNovember 28, 2018
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Nebbiolo grape. Piedmonte. Softer than Barolo.
barbaresco
Tuscany. Requires 36 months in Slovenian Oak barriques. Sangiovese Grosso subvarietal.
brunello
Veneto. The simple, non-recioto Corvina blend. Amarone's little brother. Some are "Ripasso" style
valpolicella
Tuscany. 2 levels: Rosso and Vino Nobile di____________
montalcino
Red Aglianico from Campania
taurasi
The only sparkling Italian to require secondary bottle fermentation
franciacorta
Glara grape generally vat fermented with less effervescence than the above
Prosecco
Name shortened to omit "Cortese d'..."
Gavi
The Garganega grape makes this white wine
soave
Most widely grown grape in Italy (yes, a grape on this one)
sangiovese
This common designation is often used by "Super" Tuscan wines that use grape varietals not included in their DOC or DOCG. Many use Bordeaux grapes like Cabernet and Merlot to blend with Sangiovese.
igt
This island is where they make Vermentino di Vallura
sardinia
This island is where they make Marsala. Don Corleone is from here.
sicily
A French blush style wine is a Rose. An Italian pink wine is called a ________
rosato
NegroAmaro is a red grape that is grown almost exclusively in this state (hint: boot heel)
puglia
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